Class of 1971

Steve Calhoun MLA ’71 Creates Memorable Contributions to Australia

Steve Calhoun MLA '71

Steve Calhoun MLA ’71 is featured in this article on Domain. 

“While many don’t know who he is, Steve Calhoun MLA ’71 is one of Australia’s most influential landscape architects and went to Melbourne on a one-year contract in the 1970s, fortuitously stayed on for 43 years not only as one of the first academically trained (Harvard) professional landscape architects in the country, but he helped set up the country’s first landscape architecture course at Melbourne’s RMIT. 

While Steve Calhoun says that before he starts work on any project he can stand in the place and “see” the finished product – “I actually can’t not see it” – his drawings have the quality of abstract artworks and his creative methodology is more making art than designating the hard paving and seedling placements of projects in development. He says most of his still daily business agenda comes down to “playing” with “some real work in it too”.

One of the most protracted of Calhoun’s projects is the Tarrawarra art gallery and vineyard in Victoria’s magnificent Yarra Valley. He began working on it 34 years ago when it was a treeless former dairy farm. Some other projects of his include the Parliamentary Triangle, Domaine Chandon and the MCH, The Tennis Centre and Olympic Park all in Australia. “

Creating Memorable Places and Experiences by Steve Calhoun is published by Tract. RRP: is available through

posted June, 2018

Five Alumni Elected to 2018 Class of the College of Fellows of AICP

John M. Dugan MCP '71, Hazel R. Edwards MAUD '89, William Klein LF '91, Shafik I. Rifaat MArch '65, Philip L. Walker MDes '94

Five GSD alumni have been elected to the 2018 Class of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP). The highest honor bestowed upon members by AICP, Fellows are honored for achieving “excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership.” Congratulations to:

John M. Dugan MCP ’71
Hazel R. Edwards MAUD ’89
William Klein LF ’91
Shafik I. Rifaat MArch ’65
Philip L. Walker MDes ’94

There will be an induction ceremony for the Class of 2018 during the National Planning Conference in New Orleans on Sunday, April 22, starting at 4:15 p.m. CT. Learn more.

Image courtesy of AICP.

posted March, 2018

Steve Calhoun MLA ’71 and Rodney Wulff MLA ’73 Featured in Landscape Australia

Steve Calhoun MLA '71, Rodney Wulff MLA '73

Steve Calhoun MLA ’71 and Rodney Wulff MLA ’73, founding directors of landscape architecture at Tract (Melbourne), are the focus of an article in Landscape Australia. Dubbed the “odd couple of landscape architecture,” Calhoun and Wulff discuss meeting as MLA students at the GSD, their decades-long partnership at Tract, and the future of the industry. Additionally, Calhoun offers an anecdote on the passion of landscape architects gleaned from an event at the GSD in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Landscape Architecture at Harvard. Read the feature here.

posted March, 2017

Steve Calhoun MLA ‘71 Interviewed for University of Melbourne Publication

Steve Calhoun MLA ‘71

Steve Calhoun MLA ‘71 was recently interviewed for the University of Melbourne publication, Atrium. Calhoun is the Founding Director of Tract Consultants, and a leading practitioner of urban and landscape design. He is based in Australia. Read the full interview here.

December 2016

posted December, 2016

Jane Loeffler MCP ’71 Donated her Collection to Columbia University

Jane Loeffler MCP '71

Washington D.C. architectural historian and authorJane Loeffler MCP ’71, donated her collection of documents, photos, architectural drawings, interviews and research papers to Columbia University’s Libraries/Information Services’ Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. NamedThe Jane C. Loeffler Collection of Research Papers on American Embassies, the collection is a unique assemblage which captures the embassy work of Eero Saarinen, Walter Gropius, Edward Durrell Stone, and others. Read the full press release from Columbia University here and check out her website at

June 2015 

posted December, 2016